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Research interests

I am a mathematical modeller with a background in biological sciences. I am particularly interested in epidemiology (animal, plant or human), economics and behaviour.  

I am currently working on epidemiological and economic models to support treatment decisions for psoroptic mange (sheep scab) and species distribution models of ticks and fleas in the UK. I am also working in the Bristol UNCOVER team in the survey and modelling group as part of the COVID-19 response. 

Some of my past research has involved investigating the effectiveness of essential oils against the root-knot nematode, discussing the costs of culicoides-borne arboviral diseases and carrying out risk mapping for avian influenza (the last two projects mentioned were undertaken during my PhD internship with DEFRA). I have also spent some time working with a NHS Commissioning Support Unit and Public Health England.  


Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Food Security Research

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Research Output

  • 3 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Chapter in a book

Fleas infesting cats and dogs in Great Britain: spatial distribution of infestation risk and its relation to treatment

Cooper, A-R., Nixon, E. J., Rose Vineer, H., Abdullah, S., Newbury, H. & Wall, R. L., 2 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • STEM: An open source tool for disease modeling

    Douglas, J., Bianco, S., Edlund, S., Engelhardt, T., Filter, M., Günther, T., Hu, K. M., Nixon, E. J., Sevilla, N., Swaid, A. & Kaufman, J., 19 Aug 2019, In : Health Security. 17, 4, p. 291-306 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Case study: costs of Culicoides-borne arboviral diseases

    Roberts, H., Nixon, E. & Clemens, M., 22 Aug 2018, Pests and vector-borne diseases in the livestock industry. Garros, C., Bouyer, J., Takken, W. & Smallegange, R. (eds.). 1 ed. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 497-508 12 p. (Ecology and Control of Vector-borne diseases; vol. 5).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • Activities

    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    Emily J Nixon (Visiting researcher)

    4 Jan 201711 Apr 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution